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Could Stacey Abrams be elected first Black female governor?

By Stacy M. Brown  | NNPA Newswire The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to hold the position in the Peach State since Reconstruction. […]

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What should Black parents do when the feeder school system fails?

By Elizabeth Primas | NNPA Newswire I was recently approached by a father of a student from Ann Arundel County, Maryland that was disappointed that his son was unable to attend his neighborhood magnet school; his son met all the requirements to become classified as a magnet student. Upon inquiry, administrators informed the father that the feeder […]

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Take a fall road trip in the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV

By Shalon Bell | The Atlanta Voice There’s a lot more to anticipate this fall other than the leaves changing colors and the endless amount of pumpkin spice you can find almost anywhere. Chevrolet has finally made road trips in an all-electric car something to look forward to this season! If you’ve never been a […]

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YOUR VOICE: What issues should the new mayor of Atlanta address?

By Vincent Christie / The Atlanta Voice Terrance Thatch Atlanta “There’s three things I think that’s really important, to me, that the mayor should address; education, the gentrification issue and there’s traffic.” Takaniigia Ojiiwawh Chamblee “One of the issue I would like for the mayor to address is the issue of police brutality. Unfortunately, this […]

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Migos rapper Offset pledges to raise $500K for American Cancer Society

By Marshall A. Latimore / The Atlanta Voice Lawrenceville-based rapper Offset—of the chart-topping hip-hop trio Migos—announced Tuesday, Sept. 19, his plans to team up with the American Cancer Society in an effort to mobilize his fellow artists, corporate sponsors and fans to raise $500,000 for the organization. Offset made the announcement during a launch party […]

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‘Atlanta’ star Donald Glover makes Emmy history

Staff Report Donald Glover won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his acting in “Atlanta,” his second Emmy win of the night. He was also nominated for outstanding writing, and won a second trophy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for his work on “B.A.N.,” an experimental episode of […]

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Netflix faces lawsuit over original film ‘Burning Sands’

Staff Report Netflix is facing a lawsuit over “Burning Sands,” which tells its story in the backdrop of Howard University’s fraternity culture. Author Al Quarles Jr. is suing the streaming company for copyright infringement claiming that “Burning Sands” is based on his book with the same title, which was based on his own experience in […]

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Morehouse alumnus Randall Woodfin elected mayor of Birmingham

Staff Report Morehouse College alumnus Randall Woodfin beat out seven-year incumbent William Bell to become the youngest mayor of Birmingham, Ala since 1893. Woodfin, a Birmingham native and 2003 graduate, studied political science at Morehouse and served as its Student Government Association president during his senior year. “Our city, our 23 communities, our 99 neighborhoods, […]